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Ready, Willing and Able

1937 1h 33m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 20% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Novice theatrical producers Barry Granville (Ross Alexander) and Pinky Blair (Lee Dixon) secure funding for a show by hiring British star Jane Clark for the lead. Meeting the ship from England, the men mistake American college student Jane Clarke (Ruby Keeler) for the actress. Interested in acting, Jane pretends to be the star. Despite her efforts, Jane can barely act, and she confesses to Barry. Meanwhile, the English Jane places the future of the show in jeopardy when she threatens to sue. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member OK musical uses/intros the song, 'too marvelous for words' Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I would disregard the the first 1hr. and 20 minutes for the only thing keeping this sinking script afloat is an awesome final tap sequence. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Insipid musical with one great song, Too Marvelous for Words, which is staged as a number with the terrific effect of girls legs as typewriter keys. Aside from that its all rather ordinary. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Novice theatrical producers Barry Granville (Ross Alexander) and Pinky Blair (Lee Dixon) secure funding for a show by hiring British star Jane Clark for the lead. Meeting the ship from England, the men mistake American college student Jane Clarke (Ruby Keeler) for the actress. Interested in acting, Jane pretends to be the star. Despite her efforts, Jane can barely act, and she confesses to Barry. Meanwhile, the English Jane places the future of the show in jeopardy when she threatens to sue.
Director
Ray Enright
Screenwriter
Jerry Wald, Sig Herzig, Warren Duff
Production Co
Warner Bros.
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Jun 2, 2009
Runtime
1h 33m